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Ever Wondered How Much Fishing Line It Takes To Lift A Car?

I know all of you have watched at least one video from YouTube’s Hydraulic Press Channel. It’s awesome, right? Who knew crushing things with a hydraulic press could be so much fun?

If you think the folks behind the Hydraulic Press Channel only play with presses, then you would be dead wrong. They also have a side project called, fittingly, Beyond the Press, where you can see all sorts of cool behind the scenes stuff in addition to some random shenannigans.

This here is a random shenannigan:

So how much fishing line does one need to lift a car via a forklift? The answer is “a lot;” a whole hell of a lot of fishing line. But it CAN be done!

And now for your viewing pleasure, here is the same question but with zip ties:

Tony Hsieh

Cars, the Buffalo Bills, video games, comics, sandwiches, jelly beans, and the shooting star press; these are the things that Tony loves (in addition to his family, of course). When he's not spending his time writing tech reviews for, Tony puts his lifetime love of muscle cars to use on his 2015 Mustang GT. Tony's top three favorite cars are the 1973 Mustang Mach 1, Ferrari 458, and Aston Martin DBS.

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